Could you imagine a world that is devoid of visionaries?  Could you imagine a world that is resistant to progress and change?  In honor of Black History Month, KTLA 5 celebrates the men and women whose imagination, talent, courage and vision make our world a better place. We’re shining a light on African Americans who serve our communities with compassion. Our honorees stand out in the worlds of business, education, engineering, entertainment, the arts, sports, and many more.

Sherri Shepherd

Dr. Pamela Wiley

Dondré Whitfield

Jeffrey Osborne

Charles Dickerson III

Troy Mullins

Dr. Vernon Williams

Angela Means

Marilyn Booker

Christina Francis

Gerald Freeny

Lorna Little

Patricio Manuel

Charisse Bremond-Weaver

Yolanda Holder

Dr. Wanda Austin

Smokey Robinson

Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Stu Lantz

Wendy Raquel Robinson

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Kevin McDowell

Brehanna Daniels